15 Day Challenge – Trees, Day 3


Who doesn’t love Italian Cypress trees?  Tall, graceful and the anchor of many a landscape or garden.

Italian Cypress trees are drought resistant making them are a natural for North Texas.  I love them for their deep, lush green this time of year, but by August they are a little challenged with our 100+ temps then once September rolls around they bounce right back.

This oil pastel painting is a 7×5, on Strathmore pastel paper – using mostly Senneliers surprising how much bleeding took place.  I choose to paint this study as a pair with no backdrop.

Hope you enjoy this tree sample ~

Italian Cypress, Day 3

Italian Cypress, Day 3

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11 Responses to 15 Day Challenge – Trees, Day 3

  1. Stefano says:

    So tall and elegant, Mary! Just beautiful.

  2. M-R says:

    Indeed ! – although I’m bound to add that they usually look a lot tattier in Italy. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thank you M.R. – great thing about being the artist, you can control the look. But seriously right now, at least around here, they are lush green and beautiful.

  3. Very nice cypress trees. I have always loved these trees, but never knew what they were or where they came from.

  4. Don says:

    Very interested to know that you have them in North Texas, Mary. Enjoyed the tree sample. 🙂

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